9th June 1913 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Oxford, England – Patrick Steptoe, fertility pioneer.

Arms Race: At Greenock, on the Clyde in Scotland, the Cunard Line launches RMS Alaunia, an ocean liner which, like her sisters Andania and Aurania, has no first class berths – just second and third class. At the outbreak of war she will be requisitioned as a troopship, and her fate is to be sunk by a mine off the English south coast (near Hastings) in September 1916, where she still lies to this day.

The dismal science: John Maynard Keynes publishes “Indian Currency and Finance”.

Labour relations: Striking female fishing net workers at Kilbirnie in Scotland hold a picnic.


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